Automatic – On Wall, In Reveal

Automatic – On Wall, In Reveal

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Using a wall mounting method is the simplest and easiest method for DIY installation. Shutters can be mounted anywhere on the wall with the header box under the eaves, level with the window, slightly over the window or anywhere in between. We would however suggest where there are multiple windows next to each other, it is preferable to keep the positioning of the header box consistent between the windows for maximum visual appeal.

Automated DIY Roller Shutter Height Measurement

To measure the height of the roller shutter you simply need to take two measurements – one on the left side of the window and one on the right side of the window. Measure the height from the top of the window opening down to the bottom of the window opening or sill. If your window frames or architraves protrude out past the wall, then measure the height from the top of the frame/architrave to the bottom of the frame/architrave see Diagram A. Where window frames/architraves or handles protrude out beyond the wall you will need to use packers before mounting your roller shutters.

If your window is located directly underneath the eaves, measure from the bottom of the eaves to the sill to get your height measurement see Diagram B.

Always measure to the nearest mm. If your two measurements differ do not worry always use the larger of the two measurements.

The height you have just measured is the area that will be covered by the slats when the roller shutter is deployed. This is called the curtain height. However, the overall height of your roller shutter needs to include the header box, so you need to add the height of an appropriate header box onto your measurements.

Header boxes come in a number of different sizes, as the longer the window the more slats that need to be stored within the header box, therefore the larger the header box size required.

To select the correct header box size for your chosen shutter type, simply look up your curtain height (largest height measurement) below and select the header box that matches

DOMESTIC Shutters

Curtain heightHeader Box Size NeededTotal Max Height inc header
Up to 1535mm165mm1700mm
1536mm – 1995mm180m2135mm
1996mm – 2795mm205mm3000mm
2796mm – 3570mm230mm3800mm

BUSH FIRE

Curtain HeightHeader Box Size NeededTotal Max Height inc header
Up to 1435mm165mm1600mm
1436 – 1820mm180mm2000mm
1821mm – 2595mm205mm2800mm
2596mm – 3170mm230mm3400mm

CYCLONE Shutters

Curtain HeightHeader Box Size NeededTotal Max Height inc header
Up to 1535mm165mm1700mm
1536 – 1995mm180mm2135mm
1996mm – 2795mm205mm3000mm
2796mm-3170mm230mm3400mm

COMMERCIAL Shutters

Curtain HeightHeader Box Size NeededTotal Max Height inc header
Up to 2850mm250mm3100mm

Example – Domestic Roller Shutter

Largest height measurement taken1600mm
Plus Header box+180mm
Total Overall Height inc header1780mm

Automated DIY Roller Shutter Width Measurement

To measure the width of the window simply measure the width of window opening at both the top of the window. If your window frames or architraves protrude out past the wall, then measure the width from left hand edge of the architrave to the right-hand edge of the architrave see Diagram A. Don’t worry of the two measurements differ simply use the larger of the two measurements. If your window frames or architraves protrude out passed the wall, then you will need to use packers when installing.

To calculate the overall width of your roller shutters you need to add on an allowance for the guides. To select the appropriate guide width simply take the larger of the two measurements, look up your shutter type and add on the amount given.

DOMESTIC Shutters guide width 53mmadd on 106mm
BUSH FIRE Shutters guide width 53mmadd on 106mm
CYCLONE Shutters guide width 70mmadd on 140mm
COMMERCIAL Shutters guide width 77mmadd on 154mm
Example Domestic Roller ShuttermmLargest width recorded
Width top of opening950950mm
Width bottom of opening948
Plus Guides+106mm
Overall Width1056mm

In reveal mounting is the hardest type of DIY installation as there is no room for error especially if your windows are out of square, so we would always recommend an on-wall installation if you are unsure. This installation is only suitable for homes with a double wall and cavity construction and a minimum recess depth of 40mm is required.

DIY Roller Shutter in recess height measurement

To measure the height of the roller shutter you simply need to take two measurements – one at the left side of the window and one at the right side of the window. Measure the height from the top of the window opening down to the bottom of the window opening or sill diagram A. If your window is located directly underneath the eaves, measure from the bottom of the eaves to the sill to get your height measurement see diagram B. If your two measurements differ always use the larger of both measurements.

When mounting your roller shutter in the reveal your height measurement automatically allows for the correct header box size. You will need to cut the guide rails to the correct length and angle of window sill at the time of installation.

DIY Roller Shutter in Recess Width Measurement

To measure the width of the window simply measure the width of window opening at both the top and bottom of the window.

If your measurements vary always use the smaller of the two measurements. If the smallest measurement was taken at the top of the window then deduct 1mm from your measurement to ensure that that the header box, which will be situated at the top of the window can slide into the recess.

Window Without Sills

Although the vast majority of windows have a windowsill on which the shutter can rest some windows do not have a sill. If you are mounting your roller shutter on the wall it will need a windowsill to rest upon. If you do not have windowsill you need to order a special aluminium sill for your window to provide a surface for the base of the shutter to rest upon.

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